5 Reasons People Volunteer

by Bob D’Ambrosio. Group, March 2, 2015.

This article discusses five motivations people have for volunteering so that leaders can guide volunteers to a section of ministry that fits with their personal motivations.


five motivations for volunteering

Best For

clergy, lay leaders, and volunteer managers



Suggested Uses

  • Recruit and sustain volunteers in their respective ministry by applying the principles of this article to your volunteer practices.
  • Match volunteers to their appropriate areas by sharing this article with the volunteer team leaders.

About the Contributor

Janet Hoover

Janet Hoover is a certified spiritual director in private practice and an American Baptist pastor. She graduated from the University of Indianapolis and earned her MDiv and DMin from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis. 

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